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with the overseas deployment of their moms and dads in the military. as fox 5's jennifer davis explains, a one of a kind keepsake that helps these kids get through some very tough days. >> where's daddy? he's over here somewhere. >> reporter: 3-year-old hanna really misses her daddy right now. he's been iraq almost a year. >> she's a real trooper. you know, she knows her daddy is doing something really important. it's been a challenge. who you talking to? >> daddy. >> you talking to daddy? >> reporter: she talks to her dad on pretend and real phones, but her mom was looking for something else to fill the void. when she heard volunteers with operation kid comfort make quilts for military children complete with their parent's photo stitched on it, she thought that sounded perfect. >> i thought a blanket would be a like to be like this is a way of daddy hugging you and knowing she's been with him before and he'll be back again kind of thing i think is what comforts her. >> reporter: kathy jung knows how comforting these quilts can be. she got one for her son nathan when his dad was in afghanistan
jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: michelle rhee was quiet as she walked into the meeting at high noon with vincent gray f the two squared off behind closed doors, they decided not to talk about it. a serious looking rhee looked on but let gray do all the talking. >> the chancellor and i just finished what i think was the a very productive meeting. wing we both fervently agree we want the best for our kids in the district of columbia. >> reporter: gray says this was in the a decision-making meeting. he says nothing was discussed about rhee's future with the school system. we'll have those discussions in a later discussion but we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going. we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: despite repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the building. >> not making any comments other than the comments that the chairman made. >> reporter: gray did say no personnel decisions about his administration will be made until after the general election. parents we spoke with are divided over whether or not
handed out. the rope is the endorsements are misleading. jennifer davis explains. >> reporter: the sample campaign ballots these volunteers are handing out are legal. but the attorney general says some handed and mailed out over the weekend were against the law because they were made to look like the official democratic party sample ballot but they were that this was com illegal,ibilitiantly illegal and in violation of state election laws because there was a committee put on that ballot, which doesn't exist of course it is not registered in the state of maryland. >> reporter: printing on the brochure says it was authorized by citizens for change and i nan named charles summer. >> i am not disputing that i consulted mr. summers in putting this together to let him know that protocol had to be followed in terms of people being on the front. i let him go and to say who he wanted to vote for. >> county council candidate jerry mathis says he didn't have to register with the state because he is one man, not an election committee. >> if it is misleading, we apologize for that. if we've done somet
an hour. rhee was a staunch supporter of mayor adrian fenty in the election. fox 5's jennifer davis has details. >> reporter: michelle rhee was quiet walking into the meeting at high noon with d.c. council chair vincent gray and if the two squared off behind closed doors, they decided not to talk about it. after the meeting a serious looking rhee looked on but let gray do all the talking. >> the chancellor and i just finished what i think was a very productive meeting. i think one of the things we both fervently agree upon is we want the best for our kids. >> reporter: gray says this was more of a philosophical discussion about public schools in general. he says nothing was discussed about rhee's future with the school system. >> we will have those conversations in a later discussion, but we did not talk about chancellor rhee staying or going. we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: dispute repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the wilson building. >> not making any comments, just the comments that the chairman pay. >> reporter: g
in the commonwealth women are earning less, 81 cents for every dollar a guy gets. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports, the gender gap is the 14th highest in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy godmother in delray. they're working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out, but i guess i am the dairy godmother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there's no gender gap at her generation but is not shocked to hear there's a big if he one outside her store. >> i think it will -- big one outside her store. >> i think it will improve as time goes on. >> reporter: women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar men earn and that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute said the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the yearly peedian income that works out to a difference of -
for the big storm. jennifer davis is live in cape cod, massachusetts, tonight. it looks a little windy. what's it like where you are? >> reporter: hi, there. you know, it's quite lovely, i have to say, right now. there is a breeze, not too strong. it's not raining yet. but we do believe earl is on his way. there is a lot of big questions here. those hurricane-force winds did not actually come on land in outer banks. are they going to do it here? that's the big question. it's unclear. this storm could skirt the coast and go past us or a small deviation could bring it on land. they're telling folks be careful and alert. if it comes up this way it could be a category 1. hard to tell at this point. >> what about evacuation at this point? is that, you know, something they're considering, have any but ordered already? >> reporter: no. not really. there is a quaint, beautiful town about 10 miles down the road called chatham. we spent time there today. a lot of tourists here wandering through the shops and cafes. there is a hardware store in the town. folks with stocking up on supplies. they've near
, was a supporter of mayor fenty during the election and jennifer davis has more on this. >> reporter: the big question everyone's been asking is will michelle rhee stay honest when vincent gray is rung the city. the two sat down and the only news is no news to report. michelle rhee was quiet as she walked into the meeting at high noon with the d.c. council chair have an sent gray and as the two scared -- squared off, they decided not to talk about it. after the meeting, a serious looking rhee looked on and let gray do all the talking. >> the chance that finished was a productive meeting and what we agree upon, we want the best for our kids in the district of columbia. >> reporter: gray said that this is not a decision-making meeting but a philosophical discussion in general and said nothing was discussed about rhee's future with the school system. >> we'll have those conversations inar later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: despite repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the wil
, jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >> great idea. the group will make personalized pillows for children over the age of 6. to find the armed services ymca closest to you, to request a quilt or volunteer to make bun, go to www.myfoxdc.com and we will connect you. just click on web links. >>> thanks for joining us tonight at 5:00. the news edge at 6:00 starts right now. >>> first of all, they said it was a bogus ballot. you tell me what the real ballot is. will the real ballot stand up. >> reporter: major election controversy is brewing in maryland tonight. the source a controversial sample ballot that some say is fake. e
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